What is a patent specification?

What is the purpose of a patent specification? The specification of a patent serves a different purpose than that of the claims. Whereas the claims define the legal scope of protection, the patent specification describes the invention and provides support for the claims. In a utility patent, the specification includes the drawings and the written […]

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How to Respond to a Patent Office Action

What does it take to respond to a Patent Office Action? Since the probability is high (approximately 88%) that a utility nonprovisional patent application will be rejected at least once, the issue is not if, but when and how you will need to respond to a patent Office Action. If and when that Office Action […]

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What is a Patent Office Action?

What is a patent Office Action? After waiting one to two years (or longer) from the filing date of your utility nonprovisional patent application, you will eventually receive a letter called an “Office Action” from the patent examiner assigned to your application. The average wait time for the first patent Office Action varies between 15 […]

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